Jay Z and wife Beyonce recently treated the world with a surprise album release in June that was the debut release for the couple under the moniker of the Carters. The album, entitled Everything Is Love, was released on Tidal which is co-owned by Jay Z.The sixth track on the album wears the title of ‘Friend’ and drew a lot of attention from listeners because Jay Z takes the time to name, congratulate, and thank the members of he and Beyonce’s inner circle. Two people singled out by Jay Z on the track is longtime friend OG Juan Perez and Wife Desiree, who are also Roc Nation colleagues.
The friendship for Jay Z and OG Juan began in 1996 when the two men were introduced to each other by Kareem ‘Biggs’ Burke, the founder of Roc A Fella Records. OG Juan helped Jay Z operate studios during the 90s and on into the 2000s. The men partnered on a variety of small business deals before striking it big with their 40/40 Club franchise. The club became a favorite of many athletes from the New York area and beyond who often sought business advice from Jay Z and OG Juan which led the two men to start the sports management agency Roc Nation Sports.
Desiree Perez is more often than not referred to as ‘Dez’ when referred to on tracks by Jay Z. Dez is the active COO for Roc Nation is the woman responsible for all the contracts drawn for Tidal. Roc Nation insiders readily attest to the fact that Desiree Perez has been at Jay-Z’s right hand for many years and is the person responsible for negotiating a $150 million deal in 2008 between Jay Z and concert promoter Live Nation.Earlier in the year, news was made when Jay Z spent over $100,000 on a night out to celebrate the birthdate of OG Juan.
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